With the end of the season drawing closer and closer, the San Jose Sharks have found themselves in a four-way battle for the Western Conference's final playoff position.
The reigning Pacific Division Champions have definitely pulled an about-face and are fighting and clawing for the final position as they look to win the club's first Stanley Cup.
Over the last few weeks, Sharks fans have been complaining about the players' effort, or lack thereof. I can't tell you how many times I've heard someone blame goaltender Antti Niemi for not seeing the puck, captain Joe Thornton not doing his job in leading his troops, or that Patrick Marleau isn't scoring enough goals.
While these comments may be true to some degree, the bigger problem lies somewhere else.
Upstairs. And the gentleman who are standing behind the bench.
Let's take a look at reasons why General Manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan should be fired if the San Jose Sharks don't make the playoffs this season.